Ben Forta is, first and foremost, an educator with over three decades of experience in and out of the classroom. Education is Ben’s passion. Between writing, lecturing, and in-classroom experience, he has dedicated his professional and personal lives to teaching, inspiring, mentoring, and sharing his love for technology and creativity. He is immensely grateful to have had the opportunity to share with millions worldwide. As Adobe Inc.’s Senior Director of Education Initiatives he spends a considerable amount of time teaching, talking, and writing about creativity and digital literacy and the future of education, and provides feedback to help shape the future direction of Adobe products. And, in his spare time, Ben leads a high-school robotics program at home in Michigan.

Ben is the author of over 40 books, including the world’s best-selling title on SQL, as well as titles on topics as diverse as Adobe Spark in the classroom, Regular Expressions, mobile development, and Adobe ColdFusion. Over 750,000 copies of his books are in print in English, and titles have been translated into sixteen additional languages. Many of these titles are used as textbooks in colleges and universities worldwide. Through his books and videos Ben has taught coding skills to over 1,000,000 people.

Ben has three decades of experience in the tech space in product design and development, support, training, and marketing. Ben is also a successful entrepreneur with experience creating, building, and selling start-ups. He is a sought after public speaker, a writer and blogger, and he presents on education and development topics worldwide.

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